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Theresa May, a current member of Parliament, discussed her career and the challenges faced by modern political leaders.

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Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May discusses political polarization in talk

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May spoke about Western values, political polarization and global challenges during her visit to the University March 4.

Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

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Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since the University partnered with an online platform that offers free courses to over 20 million users in May 2017, only five BrownX courses have been offered.

Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

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Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Onésimo Almeida MA’77 PhD’80 P’06, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, after fears of exposure following a trip to Portugal during which he interacted with people who were diagnosed with COVID-19. The professor did test positive for the flu.

The University began selling fossil fuel investments in Oct. 2017 and had sold off most of its fossil fuel portfolio by June 2018.

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Brown sells 90 percent of fossil fuel investments

March 4, 2020 0 comments

The University is in the process of selling all its direct investments in fossil fuels, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a March 4 Today@Brown announcement. The letter also informed the community of the University’s new role as a founding partner of the Providence Resiliency Partnership.

Rhode Island bill may require public schools to offer free pads, tampons

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Rhode Island bill may require public schools to offer free pads, tampons

March 4, 2020 0 comments

If passed, a bill currently in the Rhode Island State Senate would require all of the state’s public schools that include grades six through 12 to provide free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms.

Brown students release new website to streamline housing lottery

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Brown students release new website to streamline housing lottery

March 4, 2020 0 comments

As the University’s Housing Lottery approaches later this month, three sophomores at the University recently created and released Bear Dens, a new online service aimed at helping to guide students through the complicated process of choosing where to live next academic year.

President Paxson P’19 stated that, even with no current risks, the University has further prepared measures to deal with the coronavirus.

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President Paxson addresses coronavirus concerns at faculty meeting

March 4, 2020 1 comment

At Tuesday’s monthly faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 urged faculty not to panic because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Rhode Island and said that the University is “going to be prepared” if the virus reaches campus.

UCS, UFB election season kicks off with information sessions

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UCS, UFB election season kicks off with information sessions

March 4, 2020 0 comments

Kicking off the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board spring election process, the UCS elections board held three informational sessions for prospective candidates this week.

Dana Goldstein ’06 is the author of the best-selling book, “The Teacher Wars: A history of America’s Most Embattled Profession.”

New York Times national reporter talks United States education policy

March 3, 2020 0 comments

Dana Goldstein ’06, a national correspondent for the New York Times, discussed the impact of education policies on students, parents and teachers nationwide at the Joukowsky Forum Monday afternoon. Attended by students, faculty and community members, the talk was moderated by Matthew Kraft, associate professor of education and economics, and […]

Social entrepreneur Mohamed Malim spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday afternoon about how he strives to reframe the refugee narrative in the United States by spreading social awareness through fashion and storytelling.

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Mohamed Malim discusses nonprofit work in fashion industry

March 3, 2020 0 comments

Social entrepreneur Mohamed Malim spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday afternoon about how he strives to reframe the refugee narrative in the United States by spreading social awareness through fashion and storytelling.